First Day of School Countdown

August 13, 2021

The first day of class is just around the corner!  Follow this 10-day calendar of back-to-school tips to make sure your child gets off to a great start. 

On Monday, August 23, the first day, share your favorite pictures or video on social media using the hashtag #firstdayfairfax. We will share some of the photos on the FCPS Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram pages.

Day Date Get Ready!
graphic showing student with mask and 'Counting down to a strong return' Friday, August 13

Counting Down to a Strong Return!

FCPS is returning strong for 5 days a week of in-person learning starting August 23. Welcome back to our amazing teachers! We are so excited to see students soon! Find out what we are doing to keep students and staff safe. Updates on Return to School

Check your school website for school supply lists too. 

 Graphic showing a student and "Are you ready to ride with us?" Saturday, August 14

Are You Ready to Ride With Us?

Did you know that FCPS has one of the largest bus fleets in the country? With more than 1,600 buses, including eight electric buses, our bus drivers safely transport thousands of students to and from school each day. Parents will receive bus route information beginning August 13 from the Office of Transportation Services and receive weekly updates as needed. 

 image of student and "Check off the days to the start of school" Sunday, August 15

Check Off The Days to the Start of School!

Are you ready for the first day of school on  Monday, August 23? View the full school year calendar and subscribe to have the information added to your electronic calendar.
 Image of student with "Stay Connected" Monday, August 16

Stay Connected!

Families and Caregivers: Be sure we have your current contact information on file, so you will receive emergency and essential information from FCPS. Update your emergency contact information in weCare which helps manage emergency medical information by enabling parents to enter and update their children’s medical data at their convenience online.
 image of student with "No Cost Meals for All Students". Tuesday, August  17

No-cost Meals All Year For All Students!

Did you know that all students can receive nutritious no-cost breakfast and lunch this year? View the menus. Learn how meals will be served safely in school.

 image of staff cleaning and "Learn how we are keeping schools safe" Wednesday, August 18

Learn How We are Keeping Schools Safe!

Everyone plays a part in how we return strong and stay strong all school year. We are implementing layered prevention strategies to keep everyone healthy,  especially those who are not yet able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more about how these strategies work together.

 image of student and "learn how we are keeping schools safe." Thursday, August 19

Stay On Top Of Your School Assignments!

FCPS is using a new learning management system called Schoology. Parents can view their child's assignments and participation, calendar information, teacher comments, and more.
 image of student and "Remember your Mask" Friday, August 20

Remember Your Mask!

Masks are an essential tool in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting those unable to be vaccinated. To ensure a safe start to the school year, masks will be required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, inside FCPS school buildings. Learn more about how we plan to return safely.

 Image of student and "Opt-in to Stay Connected" Saturday, August 21

Opt In to Stay Connected!

Sign up to receive your school's newsletter through News You Choose! Don’t miss out on information about school events and good news from your school. Sign up here.

 image of student in bed "Get the benefit of a good night's sleep" Sunday, August 22

Get the Benefit of a Good Night’s Sleep!

Did you know that children who get a good night’s sleep have improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, and overall mental and physical health? We can’t wait to see you tomorrow for the first day of school! View message from Superintendent Brabrand.
  Monday, August 23

Welcome Back!

We are Returning Strong Today!